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Bagna càuda: authentic Italian recipe for anchovy lovers

Written by on February 27, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Bagna càuda: authentic Italian recipe for anchovy lovers

Bagna càuda: authentic Italian recipe for anchovy lovers The first time we tried this dish was on New Year’s Eve when our friends Christian and Olympia prepared it. We curiously following the process while sipping some prosecco. Italians would typically bagna cauda during the autumn and winter month and it is often on the table […]

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Discover the 8 officially prettiest inland villages in western Liguria

Written by on February 10, 2021 in Cities, Towns & Villages, Liguria
Discover the 8 officially prettiest inland villages in western Liguria

Let’s discover the 8 officially prettiest inland villages in western Liguria! Inland, away from the luscious sea side, western Liguria, i.e. the part between Genova and the border with France is a varied and relatively wild land of vineyards, olive groves, lemon trees and forests. It is a mountain landscape dotted with medieval towns and […]

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Nutella Nests: authentic Italian recipe for Nutella lovers

Written by on February 5, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Nutella Nests: authentic Italian recipe for Nutella lovers

Nutella Nests: authentic Italian recipe for Nutella lovers This delicious Nutella recipe is quick and easy to make and perfect as a lunchbox treat and for Easter! History of Nutella Nutella was born in the Piemonte region of Italy after the World War II, when cocoa imports were disrupted and unreliable. Pietro Ferrero, who was […]

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The charming and lesser known ski villages in the Aosta Valley

Written by on February 3, 2021 in Skiing & Snowboarding, Sport and Adventure
The charming and lesser known ski villages in the Aosta Valley

Discover the charming and lesser known ski villages in the Aosta Valley! As well as the main ski resorts of Courmayeur, La Thuile, Pila, Cervinia, Champoluc and Gressoney, the Aosta Valley is full of other charming little ski villages and stations. Most have only two or three chairlifts and a handful of pistes but they […]

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Carnevale Chiacchiere: authentic recipe for this Italian dessert

Written by on January 29, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Carnevale Chiacchiere: authentic recipe for this Italian dessert

Carnevale Chiacchiere: authentic recipe for this Italian dessert Like most events in Italy, Carnevale has its own special dessert! During the period of Carnevale there is no celebration without some type of fried crisp dessert and the most popular one is called Chiacchiere (gossip). In English you might know it as “Angel Wings”, which is a […]

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Discover the Italian Carnival traditions and events in North Italy

Written by on January 28, 2021 in Italy Stories, Things to See & Do
Discover the Italian Carnival traditions and events in North Italy

Let’s discover together the Italian Carnival – Carnevale traditions and events in North Italy ! What is Carnival and when is it celebrated Carnival in Italy is a Catholic and Christian celebration but in reality it has very distant origins going back to ancient Greece and the Roman world. The word Carnevale is an Italian […]

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Visit the most magnificent castles in the Aosta Valley

Visit the most magnificent castles in the Aosta Valley

Let’s discover some of the magnificent castles of the Aosta Valley. Italy’s smallest Region has over 130 castles and stately residences dating from the Middle Ages, through the Renaissance and up to the early 1900s. Almost all of them can be visited and some also host museum collections. Driving along the valley at night with […]

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Take a virtual visit to Italy through these fabulous films

Written by on January 13, 2021 in Italy Stories
Take a virtual visit to Italy through these fabulous films

  Travelling is difficult at the moment. But we can still immerse ourselves in the extraordinary beauty of Italy through watching films at home. So let’s take a cinematic journey through Italy with this great collection of light-hearted comedies, romances and even some action movies. Eat, Pray, Love (2010) Julia Roberts falls in love not […]

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Discover the hidden gems of the Aosta Valley

Discover the hidden gems of the Aosta Valley

Although the Aosta Valley is the smallest region in Italy it has many hidden gems and places to discover. Here we show you 12 places that should be on your hit-list when you come to the Aosta Valley! La Grotta di Ghiaccio – Matterhorn Ice Palace, Cervinia, Valtournenche One of the most popular and well […]

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Best hikes with a pushchair in Gran Paradiso National Park

Written by on January 2, 2021 in Hiking and Trekking, Sport and Adventure
Best hikes with a pushchair in Gran Paradiso National Park

Continuing on from our article where we mention our Best hikes in the Aosta Valley with young children and a pushchair, we would now like to share with you our favourites within the Gran Paradiso National Park. Apart from the magnificent views and unspoilt landscapes, the Gran Paradiso is also the place to go to […]

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